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Setting an example: Pediatric gastroenterologist/amateur cook eats lots of vegetables, grains

  BY AMBER SMITH As a child growing up in Kashmir, India, Prateek Wali ate mostly locally grown vegetables and farm-raised animals. In the snowy winters, his family dined on kidney beans, turnips, hearty grains and other foods that stored … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fudge Pudding Cake With Ice Cream

Dessert can be an important part of a meal for cancer patients because it often provides plenty of calories per bite. If the patient feels too full to eat this dessert after a meal, he or she can try eating … Continue reading

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Where cancer patients can find advice for eating right

Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maria Erdman recommends these resources for help eating well during and after cancer treatment. She also sees patients who are referred by physicians. Reach her at 315-464-3607. — The National Cancer Institute makes the booklet “Eating Hints: … Continue reading

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Recipe: Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

For a soothing, cool-weather meal that’s easy on the mouth and the tummy, turn to squash, apples and onion. When combined into this satisfying soup, you’ll have a good source of potassium and fiber. Prep time takes about 20 minutes. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Berry Good Wraps

High in vitamin C and antioxidants, berries of all sorts are good food choices eaten as they are. But you can also include them in recipes for meals. This wrap showcases strawberries, which are rich in a B vitamin called … Continue reading

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Recipe: Freekeh Fruit Salad with Pecans and Cinnamon Vinaigrette

This whole-grain and vegetable salad easily layers into a jar, for a single 2-cup serving. You can mix and match with grains, vegetables and dressings that you have on hand. And remember, grating ginger releases more juice and adds more … Continue reading

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Quality nutrition comes from easy, adaptable plant-based recipes

BY JIM HOWE Eating a plant-based diet can be an easy and delicious way for cancer patients to get the varied nutrients they need, but many people only know how to prepare vegetables as a side dish or a simple … Continue reading

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Clean cooking Mother-daughter team turns love of healthy food into blog

BY JIM HOWE A lifelong interest in fresh, healthy food and a love of cooking together inspired an Upstate physical therapist and her mother to launch a food blog in their spare time. Jillian Cardinali, DPT, of Liverpool, grew up … Continue reading

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Comfort food recipe: Cinnamon apples

Enjoy this recipe as you would homemade applesauce, as a snack or for dessert. Cinnamon apples go good with pancakes, waffles or biscuits. For variety, you may want to add ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves in … Continue reading

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Recipe: Couscous With Cranberries, Mint and Pine Nuts

This simple dish combines cranberries and toasted pine nuts with fluffy, protein-rich couscous (wheat granules or semolina), which is lower in calories than rice or other pastas. Ingredients 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive … Continue reading

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